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Posted in Poetry, Ramblings with tags , , , , on 2010/05/21 by R L Burns

there was nothing more to do

and nothing more to say

so she curled up in a little ball

and tried to roll away

she rolled over lawn and drive

bounced far acoss the land

over mountains, through valleys

far across the burning sand

she rolled and rolled

past monuments iconic

the taj-mahal, la tour eiffel

it truly was ironic

in the red light district of amsterdam

she felt much more at home

or zipping through pere la chaise 

while reciting oscar’s poems

finally, deflated, she rolled to a stop

upon a hill did her journey end

she found herself at home among

the graves of an author’s family and friends

“Strictly Ballroom” Quote

Posted in Sharing with tags , , , , on 2010/04/19 by R L Burns

I went to watch one of my students perform in a ballroom dancing showcase  Saturday night.  She looked lovely and was surprisingly light on her feet.  It pleased me to no end that she invited me, that it meant so much to her when I actually showed up.  I will post a picture of her in my photos section in the next few days.  I took a few and made several videos…The point is that when I got home, I pulled out a movie I had really and truly enjoyed called “Strictly Ballroom”.  I’m not a huge dance fan but I enjoyed the story and the whole underdog thing, as well as the twisted Australian humor.  There was one line in that movie that resonated deeply within me, and I used it many times as a signature line…I hadn’t thought of it recently – until Saturday night – and I decided it was a good thought to share.  So, here it is…


That’s all.  I’m out.

More Random Pictures…

Posted in life story, Sharing with tags , , on 2010/02/07 by R L Burns

My Best Friend Lately: The Angel of Grief

One of My Faves: "The Accolade" by Edmund Blair Leighton

Me - Around My High School Graduation

One of My Fave German Castles: Hohenzollern

Me and "Gene Simmons" (My friend Charley before his death in 2000)

My Inclusion Parnter, Melissa, and Me at School for Halloween - I'm the Witch, She's my Black Cat Familiar

New Hair Color a Couple of Months Ago...

Me at Five or Six

When I Was About Eleven - in the "secret room" at our house

A Bigger, Clearer Version of My Fave Picture of Myself

My Tattoo the Night I Got It - In Color (Duh!)

My Tattoo the Night I Got It - Sepia (Aug. 2009)